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Charles Roth MPC

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http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-dc--military-exercise-20171211-story.html

Military aircraft are scheduled to fly over the nation's capital region early Tuesday.


I hope it's not ECOMCON! smiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyes
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Cover name on Mi5: Mr Thornhill*
Still my favorite: George Smiley uses Mr Standfast**
Runner up: Scully and Mulder use Laura and Rob Petrie*** on an episode of X Files

* Roger Thornhill is the name of Cary Grant's character in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest
** Mr Standfast is a recurring character in the spy novels of John Buchan
*** The Dick Van Dyke Show
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Remember that scene in The Music Man where Hill sexually harasses the librarian, eventually forcing her to kiss him? It's the entire point of the song. Good times, good times.

We men have so much to learn, so much to atone for. I am profoundly sorry. I grieve that I lived in wilful ignorance while virtually every woman I know had to navigate a very unsafe world.
Manuel
  
This commentary honors you. Good morning my frend!
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Indeed.
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‘Do you mean you are still a vegetarian?’
‘Yes, more than ever,’ said Lupin.
‘From taste? Conviction? Habit?'
‘For reasons of health.’
‘And do you never break your rule?’
‘Oh yes . . . when I go out to dinner, so as not to appear eccentric.’

Arsene Lupin Omnibus (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by Maurice Leblanc

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Click to read more about Arsene Lupin Omnibus (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by Maurice Leblanc.  LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers
Adam Robertson
  
This author is new to me, but looks right up my alley. Should I begin with this book or is there a better starting point?
Charles Roth MPC
  
Plunge in anywhere. All the works are available on gutenberg.org and librivox.org. The author loves to tease Conan-Doyle. The Hollow Needle is my favorite.
Mike Macgirvin
  
My cousin went in the first wave (San Francisco, 1981 or 82). He was one of those whose family abandoned him and refused to talk about it. I was told he was in jail. End of discussion. I didn't find out the truth until about 2 years later when his sister "leaked" it to relatives who had continued to inquire.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
I am sorry to hear about your cousin.
Charles Roth MPC
  
I am sorry, Mike.

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DNA sampling exposes nine 'yeti specimens' as eight bears and a dog

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Although it has not revealed the existence of the abominable snowman, DNA analysis has shed light on the evolutionary ‘family tree’ of bears, scientists say


*Bonus points if you get my reference.
mrjive
  
Do you mean "Three man in a boat"? Or the fact that the "abominable snowman" was the nickname we gave my brother in our childhood?
Charles Roth MPC
  
The first. Good to know the second one, though. :-)

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I was charged by a bull in a field in Indiana, I outran it.

I was charged by a wild boar on the island of Hawai'i along a canal,  I jumped vertically in the air and the dog with us chased it off.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Came face to face with  a California brown bear once. Just about my size, maybe a little more well fed. I was armed. We both stared at each other for about 30 seconds and went our separate ways.  On another trip I was hiking in the wilderness and turned back after I started up a narrow canyon and decided against it. As I was retracing my steps I came across mountain lion tracks on top of my earlier tracks. It's sobering to consider that you're being hunted for dinner.
Andrew Manning
  
One time I was walking down the sidewalk and encountered a trio of squirrels sitting on their hind legs facing each other as if they were having a conference. As I approached, I expected them to disperse as squirrels normally do, but instead they stopped me in my tracks and all turned their little heads up at me and stared me down until, sufficiently intimidated and unnerved, I walked around them and continued on my way, forever wondering what they were plotting.

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Thank you all for your messages, public and private.

I will continue the server for an indefinite time forward. Please keep your accounts here for the time being. I'm facing some tough choices but the Fediverse has always been a source of hope and joy.

I may hand off the server at some point to others, we shall see....

The main points I do need to note:
* I won't be paying for daily backups.
* We run the dev version of Hubzilla, liable to breakage
* The server runs Parabola (FAIF - Arch Linux), so it is alpha software liable to breakage

The help I may need is in troubleshooting or debugging. I just don't have the ability to handle that anymore. Free software used to be a hobby and distraction for me, but it has become, unfortunately, a chore.

Nevertheless, I would be nothing without all of you. We will find a way forward. I'll reply to your messages individually later.

@elmussol
@Manuel
@Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
@Sean Tilley
@giac hellvecio
giac hellvecio
  
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I  will be deleting parlementum.net and my server 30 November.  I have neither the budget nor the mental energy anymore.

Telegram: @ parlementum  (omit the space)
Sms/VoIP: 5094166701
Email: charlesroth@gmail.com

Please export/clone your data.


@Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
@elmussol
@Sean Tilley
@Manuel (Parlementum)
@giac hellvecio
h.ear.t | tobias
  
@Charles Roth MPC
I offer you to take action to a) take over the domain if you want and b) you can send me your sql dump and a tgz of your current hubzilla instance.
Charles Roth MPC
  
Thanks, @h.ear.t | tobias That is very generous. Let me think about it  over the next month.
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@parlementum Sorry to hear that, and thankyou for being a long time supporter of the federated internet.
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I am thankful I have found a home in Spokane.

I am thankful for my friends and family, and the friends and family I have reconnected with.

I am thankful I live above a river and across the street from a museum in a tree filled neighborhood.

I am looking forward to a quiet weekend, resting on the laurels of last year's DimSumGiving with Maikaru.
Be Well. Be Healthy.
Adam Robertson
  
Happy Thanksgiving @Charles Roth MPC
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Charles Manson Dies at 83
by Dave McNary on Variety

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Military says it will hold crew accountable for  tracing giant phallus over Okanogan

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Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon on Thursday.
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Happy belated birthday, @giac hellvecio Make music, make money, make fun!
giac hellvecio
  
Thank you my friend.
music is a blessing ;-)
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Happy belated birthday from me too, @giac hellvecio \o/
giac hellvecio
  
thank you Haakon :)

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Colorful kokanee part of fall colors viewing spectacle at Sullivan Lake

FISHERIES -- Sullivan Lake is a great option for getting out to enjoy what's left of fall colors -- on the forest and on the fish! The Western larch needles are yellow and the crimson-colored kokanee are running from the lake into Harvey Creek where...



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A very belated, very happy birthday to you, @Jake Moomaw ! May the year ahead be filled with health, happiness, and lots of space news.
Jake Moomaw
  
Thank you @Charles Roth MPC !  It certainly has started well.  As far as the space news goes, the next year should be chock full of stuff.  First flight of Falcon Heavy in December, and the first crewed launches from the Cape since 2011 with both the Dragon 2 and Starliner coming online.  It is a wonderful time to be a space nerd!
Charles Roth MPC
  
Yes, Spokane has interesting geography. I can encounter a moose, then walk 5 blocks to a busy urban intersection. If I walk west from my apartment I'm in scrub land around the river. If I walk east I am in the heart of downtown. I frequently see deer, raccoons, skunks, smashed car windows, and used syringes.
Andrew Manning
  
That's terrible that your local wildlife has such a problem with drug abuse and is involved in the inevitable criminal activity accompanying it. I'm sure the prejudiced police profiling of raccoons based on their bandit-like markings induces a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, in which young raccoons grow to become the criminals society expects them to be. It's their nature to slink around in the darkness of night!
Mike Macgirvin
  
I thought it odd that Spokane would have an elevated crime rate until I did some research. Seems that it's a popular "off the beaten path" place to send early-release felons and hence the crime rate is nearly double other local communities or even the state average.
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Alimentazione e quello che sta intornoAlimentazione e quello che sta intorno wrote the following post Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:08:48 -0700
h.ear.t | tobias
  
I am still kicking myself I did not go to this free event. To my defense: I was not too well off mentally at the time, had to learn quite a bit and did not investigate aforehand. Classical music as such cannot move me off my chair. But when I found the DVD and learned Bobby McFerrin was there. And Mari Boine whom I really, really love.
(...)
Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno
  
This straordinary event in Germany in 2000 was the first time I've heart about Bobby McFerrin. I realised it was the identical guy of the song "Don't Worry Be Happy".
I appreciate the translational character of how he interprets any sort of music, jazz, pop, classical, etnical...
There is on YouTube un interesting documentary about his early professional live part 1, part 2
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When's the last time anyone fled to Belgium? The Hundred Years War?

Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

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Carles Puigdemont and members of his cabinet may seek asylum or set up government in exile, according to reports
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ManuelManuel wrote the following post Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:15:12 -0700
Lo bello es más bello cuando es útil
La Fundación Juan March exhibe en Madrid la exposición 'William Morris y compañía: el movimiento Arts & Crafts en Gran Bretaña'.

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William Morris: Lo bello es más bello cuando es útil

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Arts & Crafts se constituyó en 1880 y se convirtió en el centro de diseño y artesanía más importante de Gran Bretaña, tanto, que en cierta manera sus modelos siguen influyendo en el subconsciente de la clase media británica, con esa querencia entre industria y medievalismo inventado a que tan proclives fueron los de este movimiento, cuya vigencia real desapareció en 1914, cuando estalló la I Guerra Mundial, no sin antes haber influido en la renovación del diseño europeo y norteamericano, así, las tremendas lámparas Tiffany’s, de clara influencia art nouveau, no se entienden sin la cercana influencia de Arts & Crafts.

No se puede comprender gran parte de lo que supuso la renovación estética de William Morris si no atendemos que, para él, lo importante era crear la casa ideal, la beautiful home, ideal arcádico de la clase media de la isla, con la colaboración entre industria y artesanía, lo que le asemeja a lo que realizaban ya los Wiener Werkstäte, Talleres Vieneses, y más tarde, con su definitiva claridad, por la Bauhaus, es decir, la abolición entre artes mayores y menores e industria y artesanía, lo que tradicionalmente se llamaron Bellas Artes y Artes Decorativas.

La exposición está dividida en cuatro secciones cronológicas y temáticas con la muestra de 300 piezas de mobiliario, de piezas textiles, papeles pintados, joyas, cerámica, vidrio, metalistería, encuadernaciones de libros, fotografía, pintura, dibujo, grabado… en definitiva, un arte total.
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taknamaytaknamay wrote the following post Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:52:51 -0700
Who wants to invest in my new company "iBlockchain Synergy"?